400GOTTESMUTTER GLYKOPHILOUSA Auction: 52
Verbund aus zwei Laubholz-Brettern mit zwei aufgenagelten Rückseiten-Sponki. Eitempera auf Gold- und Kreidegrund
AN ICON OF THE GLYKOPHILOUSA MOTHER OF GOD Italo-Cretan, 17th century Tempera on wood panel. Portrayed half-length, in three-quarter view, the Mother of God facing the onlooker, with her right hand supporting the Child, embracing and bringing him closer to her, leaning forward to touch his face, him in response stretching his neck in order to reach his Mother's cheek. Finely painted on a gold ground, the garments of the maphorion of the Mother of God and the infant Saviour heightened with gold. Minimally restored. 31.3 x 24 cm.